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Guide to '''Chambers County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Chambers County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Chambers County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Chambers County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Chambers County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Chambers County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Chambers County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Chambers County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1908</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1908</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1833</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1833</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1908</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1908</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1833</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1833</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1833</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1833</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Chambers County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Chambers County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Chambers County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Chambers County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Chambers County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Chambers County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Chambers County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Chambers County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
 
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{{Click|Image:AL_ORP.png|Alabama Online Genealogy Records}}
 
{{ALinfobox|Chambers|1832|December 18|Lafayette}}  
 
{{ALinfobox|Chambers|1832|December 18|Lafayette}}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[[Image:Chambers County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Chambers County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] Chambers County Courthouse<br>2 LaFayette Street,<br>LaFayette, AL 36862, <br>Phone: (334) 864-4348  
 
[[Image:Chambers County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Chambers County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] Chambers County Courthouse<br>2 LaFayette Street,<br>LaFayette, AL 36862, <br>Phone: (334) 864-4348  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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[[Image:Alchambers.jpg|200px|right|Alchambers.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Harris County, Georgia|Harris County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Harris County, Georgia Genealogy|Harris County, Georgia]]  
*[[Lee County, Alabama|Lee]]  
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*[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy|Lee]]  
*[[Randolph County, Alabama|Randolph]]  
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*[[Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy|Randolph]]  
*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama|Tallapoosa]]  
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*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tallapoosa]]  
*[[Troup County, Georgia|Troup County, Georgia]]
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*[[Troup County, Georgia Genealogy|Troup County, Georgia]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Andrews&GSiman=1&GScid=22730& Fairfax Cemetery]
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{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Chambers}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Chambers, Alabama''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=34&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/chambers/cemetery.html ALGenWeb]
  
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,136068,n,langdale%20cemetery.cfm Langdale Cemetery]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/chambers/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
  
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,154113,n,fairview%20cemetery.cfm Fairview Cemetery]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-chambers.htm Tombstone Project]
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Alexander&GSiman=1&GScid=26191& Shawmut Cemetery]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.google.com/search?rls=com.microsoft%3A*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&hl=en&q=glass%20or%20bethlehem%20cemetery%20chambers%20county%20alabama&spell=1&sa=X Glass or Bethelehem Cemetery]
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*{{FHL|413784|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2264411 Riverview Cemetery]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Chambers+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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All of these cemeteries are owned by the City of Valley.  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=3&CScnty=34 Findagrave.com]
  
Additional Chambers County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Alabama&county=Chambers&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Chambers-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Chambers county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Chambers.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
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*{{FSbook|185681|disp=Alabama Cemetery Records}} many have additional Chambers County cemeteries.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|2000 | 36583
 
|2000 | 36583
 
|2010 | 34215
 
|2010 | 34215
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AL Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
*Richards, Evan Goodin. ''Reminiscenses of the Early Days in Chambers County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|94773}} - free; {{FHL|131662|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 A1 no. 55}}.
 
*Richards, Evan Goodin. ''Reminiscenses of the Early Days in Chambers County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|94773}} - free; {{FHL|131662|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 A1 no. 55}}.
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
  
 
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
 
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Chambers County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Chambers County.  
 
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Chambers County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Chambers County.  
  
:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A "Cusseta Grays"  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A "Cusseta Grays"  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Tom Watt's Grays"  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Tom Watt's Grays"  
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:- [[14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F "Billy Gilmer Grays"  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F "Billy Gilmer Grays"  
 
:- [[23rd Battalion, Alabama Sharpshooters|23rd Battalion, Alabama]], Company E  
 
:- [[23rd Battalion, Alabama Sharpshooters|23rd Battalion, Alabama]], Company E  
:- [[37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G and I
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:- [[37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G and I  
:- [[47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D and I
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:- [[47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D and I  
:- [[60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K  
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:- [[60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K
  
<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Chambers}}
  
 
The Valley Times News is located at 220 N 12th St. Lanett, Alabama. Phone # is 334-644-1101  
 
The Valley Times News is located at 220 N 12th St. Lanett, Alabama. Phone # is 334-644-1101  
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
 
:*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/chambers/wills.html Chambers County Probate Records - Estate and Wills] at USGenWeb.org. Includes a list of wills recorded in Will Book 3 1856/1872, wills at Chambers Co. AlArchives, and a few other transcripts of wills.
 
:*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/chambers/wills.html Chambers County Probate Records - Estate and Wills] at USGenWeb.org. Includes a list of wills recorded in Will Book 3 1856/1872, wills at Chambers Co. AlArchives, and a few other transcripts of wills.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1753 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at  Ancestry — index and images $
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*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at FamilySearch — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Chambers County is in District 2.
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{{AL Tax Intro}}
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] Ancestry.com $. Chambers County is in District 2.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/chambers/vitals.html Chamber County Marriages] at  ALGenWeb - free.
  
:*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/chambers/vitals.html Chamber County Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at Ancestry $. Contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
  
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080  ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1824, 1833-1902, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969''] at Ancestry $. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
  
:*'''1824, 1833-1902, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1833-1925''' - Chambers County Marriage Books 1-11 and C thru G Index 1833-1925 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabama.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf]].</ref>
  
:*'''1833-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1833-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"] at Ancestry $. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at Ancestry $. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
  
:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at Ancestry $. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
  
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/chambers/vitals.htm Chamber County Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at  FamilySearch
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at Ancestry $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Death Records] at Ancestry $
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/chambers/vitals.htm Chamber County Deaths] at  ALGenWeb - free.
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
  
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Chambers County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/chamberscounty.pdf book].  
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. Chambers County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/chamberscounty.pdf book].  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
The Cobb Memorial Archives is located at 3419 20th Ave. Valley, Alabama. Phone # is 334-768-2052.  
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'''Chamber County Archives Cobb Memorial Archives''' <br> 3419 20th Ave. <br> Valley, AL <br> 36854 <br> 334-768-2161 <br> [http://www.chamberscountylibrary.org/ Website]
  
The Chambers county Library is located at 3419 20th Ave. Valley, Alabama. Phone # is 334-768-2052
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'''City of Valley Archives'''<br> P. O. Box 186<br> Valley, AL<br> 36854<br> 334-756-5220<br>
  
==== Family History Centers <br> ====
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'''Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society Inc.'''<br> 3419 20th Ave <br> Valley, AL<br> 36854 <br>334-768-2161 <br> Publication: The Voice
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'''The Cobb Memorial Archives'''<br> 3419 20th Ave. <br> Valley, Alabama<br> 334-768-2052<br>
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'''Chambers H. Grady Bradshaw-Chambers C. Library''' 3419 20th Ave<br> Valley, Alabama<br> 334-768-2050<br> [http://www.chamberscountylibrary.org Website]<br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical ; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/chambers/ Chambers County Records Online]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Calhoun/ Calhoun Co. AL]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
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==== Family History Centers <br> ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/chambers-county/ Chambers County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/chambers.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/chambers.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/chambers/ Chambers County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/chambers/ Chambers County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Chambers/ Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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Latest revision as of 21:19, 28 February 2017

United States
Alabama
Chambers County

Guide to Chambers County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1908
1833
1908
1865
1833
1833
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County

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Chambers County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Chambers County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Lafayette
Courthouse



County Courthouse

Chambers County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Chambers County Courthouse
2 LaFayette Street,
LaFayette, AL 36862,
Phone: (334) 864-4348

Probate office has marriage records from 1833
probate and land records from 1843
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

History

Parent County

There is no parent county because Chambers County was created from the 1832 Creek Cession.
County seat: Lafayette[2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Alchambers.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 624.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Chambers, Alabama online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Chambers county cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Chambers County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820
1830
1840 17,333
1850 23,960 38.2%
1860 23,214 −3.1%
1870 17,562 −24.3%
1880 23,440 33.5%
1890 26,319 12.3%
1900 32,554 23.7%
1910 36,056 10.8%
1920 41,201 14.3%
1930 39,313 −4.6%
1940 42,146 7.2%
1950 39,528 −6.2%
1960 37,828 −4.3%
1970 36,356 −3.9%
1980 39,191 7.8%
1990 36,876 −5.9%
2000 36,583 −0.8%
2010 34,215 −6.5%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960

State Census

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

  • Valley Historical Scrapbook. West Point, Ga.: The Society, 1970. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Chambers County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Chambers County.

- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Cusseta Grays"
- 14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Tom Watt's Grays"
- 14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Yancey Grays"
- 14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E "Gilmore's Greys"
- 14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "Billy Gilmer Grays"
- 23rd Battalion, Alabama, Company E
- 37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G and I
- 47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and I
- 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K

Online Records

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

The Valley Times News is located at 220 N 12th St. Lanett, Alabama. Phone # is 334-644-1101

The LaFayette Sun is located 116 LaFayette St., LaFayette, Alabama. Phone # is 334=864-8885

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy Courthouse. Many records are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

See the wiki page Alabama Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, and bonds.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry Ancestry.com $. Chambers County is in District 2.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama. See also How to order Alabama Vital Records


Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry $. Contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1824, 1833-1902, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 at Ancestry $. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1833-1900 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920" at Ancestry $. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry $. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Chambers County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Chamber County Archives Cobb Memorial Archives
3419 20th Ave.
Valley, AL
36854
334-768-2161
Website

City of Valley Archives
P. O. Box 186
Valley, AL
36854
334-756-5220

Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society Inc.
3419 20th Ave
Valley, AL
36854
334-768-2161
Publication: The Voice

The Cobb Memorial Archives
3419 20th Ave.
Valley, Alabama
334-768-2052

Chambers H. Grady Bradshaw-Chambers C. Library 3419 20th Ave
Valley, Alabama
334-768-2050
Website


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Family History Center Locator

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chambers County p. 35. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.